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Post Info TOPIC: Turn Moss playing fields, Stretford


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Turn Moss playing fields, Stretford


From 5pm (ish).
Swallow - 14 hoovering the grass.
House Martin - 15 over the trees on Hawthorn lane boundary.
Mixed flock of Long-tailed and Blue tit c20.
Black-headed gull - 74.
Lesser Black-backed gull - 2 .
Ring- necked Parakeet - 2.



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Common Gull 2 adult
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult
Black-headed Gull 187
Blackcap 4 singing male
Ring-necked Parakeet heard only
Swift 6
House Martin 2

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Willow Tit, a pair flew across Hawthorn Lane from Ivy Green and into the trees along the Turn Moss side of the lane

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Mallard 11
Black-headed Gull 4
Common Gull 2
Stock Dove 2
Woodpigeon 87
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Ring-necked Parakeet 2
Magpie 57
Jackdaw 16
Carrion Crow 9
Blue tit 4
Great Tit 3
Wren 3
Goldcrest 1
Robin 3
Blackbird 3
Redwing 38
Mistle Thrush 4
Starling 90
Dunnock 3
Pied Wagtail 3
Greenfinch 2
Goldfinch 14
House Sparrow 2



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Thought I'd have a see what had been grounded due to the snow storm. Highlights:
-6 meadow pipits, group of 5 on grass beside the car park & a single flushed from a garden on Turn Moss road
-2 skylarks, flushed from side of Turn Moss road
-14 redwings on tree cuttings in car park


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Yes fiona it would have a massively damaging affect on the wildlife of turnmoss. I have put my objection in today, highlighting some affects that it would have on the wildlife, one of my main concerns is that the floodlighting would not just affect the wildlife of turnmoss (which would probably be none existence if it goes ahead) but also the wildlife of chorlton ees & surrounding areas.

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Are members aware of the development planned by Gary Neville for Turn Moss?
There is a local campaign running at the moment and objections have to be handed in by March 8th.
The plan is to fence off a large section of the Turn Moss area alongside the Turn Moss Road, create all weather pitches, a sports centre, car parking for 100 cars, all night pitch lighting, a social centre, gym trail and exercise mounds. There will be no public access. This will surely have an impact on wildlife.

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Black-headed Gull 147
Common Gull 49
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Herring Gull 2 juveniles (including a very tatty bird with a deformed beak)
Stock Dove 3
Greenfinch 3

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Common gull - 106 .
Lesser Black-back gull - 2.
Black-headed gull - c100.
Mistle Thrush - 2.
And on the way back at 3.30pm c40 Carrion Crow feeding in a group prior to roosting maybe?

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Late post- Wed 08.11.17
Grey Heron - 1.
Mistle Thrush - 3.
Starling - 17.
Kestrel - 1m.
Common Gull - 18.
Ps. and a film crew hogging car park.

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Herring Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3
Black-headed Gull 269
Swift 1
Sparrowhawk 2

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Hi Joel ..http://app.bto.org/euring/main/ .. try this Euring website.

Roger.

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2:15-3:00
The grass to stretford grammer was being mowed to the birds in the hedge were constantly moving
1 male whitethroat flew along the hedge as the tractor went past
1 willow warbler
4 chiffchaff
1 mistle thrush
25+ starlings
2 mallard
1 dead woodpigeon with a blue ring its left leg, wrote down all the info from it but I dont really know what to do with it.
+ all the usuals

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35 Redwings at the Edge lane side of the fields this morning. 



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Not exactly turnmoss but nearest place i can think of. Tawny owl flew over kingshill road, heading towards turnmoss, coming from C of E/St Clements church area

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A quick walk around the fields looking at the gull numbers.  

90 Common Gulls 

60 Black-headed Gulls 

2 Pied Wagtails 

3 Ring Necked Parakeet

Stretford Grammar School playing fields

100 Common Gulls

100 Black-Headed Gull

1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull   



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morning visit

300+ black headed gulls
120+ common gulls
2 herring gulls
5 lesser black backed gulls
75 starling
1 pied wagtail
3 buzzard in the air at once
1 goldcrest
1 bullfinch
2 chaffinch


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Turn Moss was quiet today but:

Magpie (12+)
Wood Pigeon (25+)
Carrion Crow (12)
Black-headed Gull (60+)
Common Gull (12)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (2)
Jackdaw (2)

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Yellow Wagtail 1 briefly
Swallow c30, mostly juveniles
Ring-necked Parakeet 9
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Stock Dove 1

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Took my aunt to see the Great spotted woodpeckers and ended up coming across a short eared owl. After finding the woodpeckers we then walked towards sale wp and I saw a bird coming over the tree line, from the direction of hardly farm, to find that it was a short eared owl, it continued to head in the direction of stretford ees and and then finally it drifted very high and was lost from sight after circling higher and higher over turnmoss with a buzzard seeing it off.

-- Edited by Joel Tragen on Saturday 14th of May 2016 12:55:35 PM

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Forgot to add that yesterday I saw a pair of blackcaps in the redstart hedge.
A quick early afternoon visit today. Highlights:
A pair great spotted woodpeckers
A pair of mallards
5 robins
9 great tits
7 blue tits
4 long tailed tits
1 female blackcap in the redstart hedge
3 bullfinchs in the redstart hedge
2 goldfinch in the redstart hedge

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a couple of pics of the redstart from this morning.
as well as the redstart & wheatear, other birds around...

4-6 buzzard, 4 in the air at once
at least 8 very noisy jays
4 swallow, over
7 sand martin,over
1 grey heron
2 blackcaps, heard only
1 chiffchaff, heard only



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Went for another visit at 3:50, no sign of him. At 4:10 he was back in the same place I first found him. Still present when I left at 4:40.

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Common Redstart - male still present at 5pm (info via Tony O'Mahoney)

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Decided to carry on with my morning visits this morning and today it paid off. Arrived at 9:45 and went straight to that hedge to check and there it was. Steve popped down to check for one without even seeing that I'd spotted on.
It flew over to the tree in the middle of field and while we were watching what we thought to be the silhouette of the redstart, steven pointed out that this was a female wheatear and the redstart was further down in the tree. The wheatear left over the trees while the redstart went over to the other row of hawthorns on the other side of the car park but went back the hedge next to the school. I left at 1 with phil, pete and chris still watching it.

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Well done joel, saved me a job

Redstart still currently showing well in the usual hedge from previous years.

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Redstart present in the hedge along the school parallel to the car park at 10:20.

Info thanks to Joel Tragen

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evening visit

4 swallow whizzing around
3 snipe, over
2 siskin, over
1 stock dove
1 ring-necked parakeet
2 chiffchaff
2 great spotted woodpecker
1 grey heron
1 buzzard
1 kestrel
1 sparrowhawk with prey item in its talons.


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3 mistle thrush
1 ring-necked parakeet
2 chiffchaff
3 bullfinch
5 jay
2 meadow pipit, over
1 pied wagtail

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This afternoon 400+ gulls taking advantage of the flooded field..

At least 132 common gull, 5 lesser black backed gull, the rest being black headed gull & 1 pied wagtail.



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Currently 1 male ring ouzel, a different male than the one in Longford park.

My apologies this one is actually a female.

-- Edited by steven burke on Wednesday 15th of April 2015 11:40:51 AM

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1 wheatear
2 chiffchaff
1 willow warbler
2 bullfinch
1 grey heron, over
2 meadow pipit, over
2 swallow
2 sand martin
1 house martin

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10am this morning a c2000 gulls, possibly more with plenty more moving around, on what has been described as a mini lake just behind the cemetery...

c500 common gull
23 lesser black backed gull
c1500 black headed gull

also c100 starling, 10 goldfinch.

info thanks to phil Kelly.

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1 buzzard
1 sparrowhawk
1 willow warbler
2 chiffchaffs
1 blackcap
5 mistle thrushes
2 collared doves
2 lesser black backed gulls
2 swallows
1 grey heron
no joy with a redstart this year (so far) in the usual hawthorn hedge, but made up for that shortly after with a red kite over sale water park wink

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Merged flocks of 60 Redwings and 70 Starlings feeding together, a group of 20 Carrion Crows and c. 25 Common Gulls which is far fewer than is normal for this time of year.  I looked but could see no other gulls - Black-headed Gulls in numbers and the occasional Lesser Black-Backed Gull are what I expect to see.



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10 redwings
2 fieldfares
1 treecreeper
1 kestrel
2 siskins

info thanks to phil Kelly.

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Yesterday afternoon

1 first winter Wheatear
1 Chiffchaff singing
1 Swallow
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
21 Canada Geese grazing on the school field

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Redstart still present at 3pm. http://www.youtube.com/user/petehines/videos?view=0&flow=grid
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Ben Smart wrote:

Thanks to Steve for sharing news of the find. Great to meet yourself, Pete Hines and Gerry Flanagan, plus the Redstart itself. Showing beautifully, and still present at 2.30 when I left.
Slightly tricky moment when one of the Grammar school parents quizzed us as to why we were pointing binoculars and cameras towards the school playing field. Fortunately Steve rescued the situation by showing the woman some of his Redstart photos!





no problems ben and nice to of met you too. I am glad you mentioned it was still present at 2.30 because that was when I located the Longford park one. smile

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Thanks to Steve for sharing news of the find. Great to meet yourself, Pete Hines and Gerry Flanagan, plus the Redstart itself. Showing beautifully, and still present at 2.30 when I left.
Slightly tricky moment when one of the Grammar school parents quizzed us as to why we were pointing binoculars and cameras towards the school playing field. Fortunately Steve rescued the situation by showing the woman some of his Redstart photos!

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Male Redstart found again in same location at 1.30pm showing well

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eventually caught back up with the redstart around 7.30pm, still present when i left at 8.05pm. it is a male. smile

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I can't believe my luck this afternoon because soon after I left the ring ouzel, and walked across turn moss I have now found a common redstart at 6.30 pm but unfortunately I have not seen it since. It is in the hawthorns along the fence that surrounds the school playing field, same location as last year.

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12 Fieldfare
7 Redwing

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29th march

11 meadow pipits
1 grey heron
2 pied wagtails
1 alba wagtail
8 jackdaws
8 mistle thrushes
14 long tailed tits
3 stock doves
1 wren
c30 house sparrows
1 coal tit
2 chaffinches
11 redwings
6 great tits
10 blue tits
2 goldfinches
8 fieldfares
1 song thush
117 woodpigeons

info thanks to phil Kelly.

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afternoon visit.

100+ mostly common gulls & black headed gulls
9 mistle thrush
6 fieldfare
8 siskin
20+ goldfinch
1 grey heron
starlings, crows, magpies & jackdaws.

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116 Common Gull
7 Lesser Black-backed Gull

on 27th

1 Herring Gull
1 Skylark over

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12.55 yesterday 27th December
On the water-logged playing fields and school field

185 Common Gull
430 Black-headed Gull (with another 52 on Stretford Ees)
7 Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 Herring Gull
2 Heron

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130 Common Gull at 1.45

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116 Common Gull on 13/11

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